I'm so excited to be participating in Birch Fabrics Homestead fabric Blog Hop introducing a new organic fabric line of cottons and knits by Emily Isabella. I've really been into knits as of late and I was more than happy to make a few new things for Curly Sue for the fall. And the truth is, it's really easy to dress a 2 year old when their clothes have piggies on them.
I've made several things with Birch fabrics for Curly Sue and I really love the weight of their knits. They're just a bit heavier than normal so they are easy to work with and make a nice weighted fall shirt or dress. I made a Charley Harper knit dress this summer and it has washed and worn so nicely.
For this outfit I used the Oliver + S Field Trip raglan t-shirt and lengthened the pattern into a tunic. While the piggies themselves are a salmon color, the tiny flowers are bold and inspired me to use dark orange and navy as contrasting fabrics.
I'm a big fan of raglan sleeves and I think a tunic is a nice compromise between a dress and a shirt for my gal.
The leggings were self drafted and the Converse were hand-me-downs from my bestie's daughter. You'll be seeing a lot of her shoes in the future!
She's dancing to the music in her head. Gets that from her mama.
Curly Sue's tunic took up almost no fabric so I decided to make a pair of piggie leggings for a second outfit. She loves the piggies which means no struggle to get her to wear the clothes I make her. Plus leggings are so easy breezy it's a crime.
The tunic is another quick self draft. A simple top with no sleeve seam. A slightly gathered skirt with the last bits of navy knit fabric that I had left. All seams turned up and finished. This tunic is probably getting the most use of everything I made because the navy goes with a lot of our existing leggings.
If this picture could talk it would say, you promised me doughnuts, where are they?
I love how soft the leggings are. Such a great addition to our fall/winter wardrobe.
I just ordered the doughnut in this picture. Oh how she loves her mama (and doughnuts).
Did you think my 2 year old just smiled and looked cute because she's an angel? Hah! She was promised a certain doughnut from Elsie's and she housed it before I could barely get a few bites in. She's no dummy. Nobody works for free around here.
Want more inspiration?! Check out this line-up of awesome blogs doing the hop with me.
9/21: Birch Fabrics Blog
9/22: Lucky Lucille
9/23: The Fabric Mutt
9/24: Brindille & Twig
9/25: The Crafty Kitty
9/28: SOTAK Handmade
9/29: Brooklyn Pattern Company
9/30: Craft Buds
10/1: Miss Crayola Creepy
10/2: Sew Can She
10/5: Simple Simon and Co.
Thank you for joining me today. I hope you were inspired to start working on your fall and winter wardrobe.